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[REBOL] Re: What's native?

From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 23-Jun-2004 10:53

Hi Hallvard, On Tuesday, June 22, 2004, 7:52:04 PM, you wrote:
>>EOC> I wonder why Eclipse/SWT became so popular if native-like apps are not a >>EOC> factor? Doesn't Java provide its own built-in GUI libraries (Swing, etc.)? >> >>Because the Java ones just suck? :)
HY> I don't think that's why. In fact, I don't think they HY> suck, they're pretty good, from both user and developer HY> perspective. The problem is that Java is a dinosaur. It's too HY> big, it's too slow. You can have dinner while waiting for a HY> java program to show up with a GUI. More seriously, that's exactly my point --- a good design is never too big, too slow . So as good as Java APIs can be, they are not good enough for me, because they're too big, too slow. You see, in theory REBOL should be much slower than Java, but I've seen it being much faster in various cases. This should really teach them a lesson... Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <[g--santilli--tiscalinet--it]> -- REBOL Programmer Amiga Group Italia sez. L'Aquila --- SOON: